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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I'm sure that's in the offing. He lives for that too, you know, lording over both chambers.
    It seems our esteemed poster forgets what a treat it is to get his leader, he voted for or against (but the act of vote itself), speak to the people about his ideas. If you want a lovely little contrast, maybe Joe could think about how many public appearances the Queen of England gives, or oh my me, how many television interviews she gives.

    I'm suspecting that John here is in the minority, but let's say this to any poor soul who thinks otherwise: this is a democratic function, not an monarchical one, you fools!
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It seems our esteemed poster forgets what a treat it is to get his leader, he voted for or against (but the act of vote itself), speak to the people about his ideas. If you want a lovely little contrast, maybe Joe could think about how many public appearances the Queen of England gives, or oh my me, how many television interviews she gives.

    I'm suspecting that Joe here is in the minority, but let's say this to any poor soul who thinks otherwise: this is a democratic function, not an monarchical one, you fools!
    I'm in prickly mood about this, as is plain to see, so I'm really appreciating your posts, Fiddy. I realize it's common practice for some to malign whatever the current occupant of the White House does, but really folks? These are traditions of our country from its first president. In historical terms, the transition of power has been accomplished only through conflict, usually accompanied by horrible violence. Hell, even currently, in Syria. We should be proud, no matter the letter that follows the leader's name, that we have this lasting tradition over more than two centuries and the entirety of our existence as a nation.

    It's a niggle, to be sure, but small of those complaining.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Three points...

    1. I didn't say she was/is. I just said she is acting like an old person who is fighting the idea.
    2. "Old" is subjective. You'll have to specify what you consider old to be.
    3. Evidence (her actions/'do) suggests she thinks or fears she is (see #1).
    You said she was an old person trying to look young. So, if old is subjective, how old are you?

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    You said she was an old person trying to look young. So, if old is subjective, how old are you?
    No. What I said was...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Though I do think Michelle's new 'do makes her look like an old person desperately trying to look young... which is worse than simply being or looking old.
    Added emphasis mine.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    No. What I said was...


    Added emphasis mine.
    She's fine. I would say attractive. Now, besides that, why is that important?
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    She's fine. I would say attractive. Now, besides that, why is that important?
    I didn't say, nor did I imply, that she was unattractive.

    Now, besides that, are you suggesting that people should be forbidden from voicing observations? Or, just the ones you don't think are important?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Not really sure why we do this anymore. It seems like a waste of time and money to have a big party every time someone gets selected to be President. Especially when theyre relected. I know that most of it is paid for privately, but theres got to be plenty of side expenses that arent. I say, swear them in, and get to work.
    I say no.But if someone got a second term I think that maybe the inauguration shouldn't be that extravagant.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    How about no. I wonder if this exact thread would be up if Romney won.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That's funny. It was a democratic proposal, and yet you see it as monarchical. This was one of the unique moments in the country's running where the President of the United States himself would discuss his ideas to the people, where it would run in the newspapers thereafter. Andrew Jackson, a man who wanted to further establish democratic values in the United States, did so by opening up the inauguration to the general public at the White House (I might add, tolerating the drunkenness of the crowd in the night to come).
    Perphaps it meant something 200 years ago. Todays its just more hero worship.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Next thing you know, the State of the Union Address will be seen as Authoritarian, rather than the House of Representatives keeping him in balance.
    Another pointless event today. He doesnt say anything we havent heard. He gives a speech, and everyone quickly forgets it. QUICK, what did he say last year? Did it matter?

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